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Sustainable Catalysis for Biorefineries Editors: Francesco Frusteri, Donato Aranda, Giuseppe Bonura

About this book

Biorefineries are becoming increasingly important in providing sustainable routes for chemical industry processes. The establishment of bio-economic models, based on biorefineries for the creation of innovative products with high added value, such as biochemicals and bioplastics, allows the development of “green chemistry” methods in synergy with traditional chemistry. This reduces the heavy dependence on imports and assists the development of economically and environmentally sustainable production processes, that accommodate the huge investments, research and innovation efforts.

This book explores the most effective or promising catalytic processes for the conversion of biobased components into high added value products, as platform chemicals and intermediates. With a focus on heterogeneous catalysis, this book is ideal for researchers working in catalysis and in green chemistry.

From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series

Book content

  • Preface
  • The Biorefinery Concept
  • Catalytic Processes and Catalyst Development in Biorefining
  • Catalysts for Depolymerization of Biomass
  • Catalysts for Biomass Products Upgrading
  • Catalysts for Biofuels Production
  • Catalytic Upgrading of Bio-oils
  • Catalysts for Microalgae Conversion into Biofuels and Biochemical
  • Biomethane and Biohydrogen Production
  • Catalysts for High-performance Biolubricants and Bio-polymers
  • Biochar as a Promising Industrial Catalyst
  • Microwave Assisted Catalytic Processes in Biorefineries
  • Catalysts for Lignin Conversion
  • Catalysts for Co-processing Biomass in Oil Refining Industry
  • Final Remarks.

The print version of this book is planned for release on 04 July 2018. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 372 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year: 2018
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-963-4